John Melendez Bio, Wiki, Divorce, Wife, Stuttering, Tonight Show, Age, Net Worth, Movies, Book

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John Melendez Biography | Wikipedia

Who Is John Melendez?

John Melendez is an American media personality. He is a comedian, singer, actor, television writer, radio personality, announcer, and podcast host. John is famously known for being on The Howard Stern Show from 1988 to 2004.

John started out as an intern. He became known for asking celebrities impertinent questions at events and press conferences with his stuttering. John left the show to become the announcer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and also worked on Leno’s later shows. He launched The Stuttering John Podcast in April 2018.

John Melendez Age | Birthday

John is turning 58 years old as of 2023. He celebrates his birthday every October 4. As he was born on October 4, 1965, in Massapequa, New York, United States.

John Melendez Nationality | Ethnicity

John is American by nationality. He can be said to be of white ethnicity.

John Melendez Education

John attended New York University’s film school. He belonged to a band called Rock Slide. His roommate was comedian Mitch Fatel.

John Melendez Family | Parents

John was born and raised in Massapequa, New York on Long Island to a Puerto Rican father while his mother was Danish. He is also known as Stuttering John. John stated that he started stuttering when he was in the second grade. This was due to a psychological mistreatment from his father after he witnessed an argument between his parents.


Sharon Collins – Journalist

Christine Romans – Correspondent/ Anchor

Lawrence Jones – Conservative Pundit / Investigative Journalist

Judge Jeanine – Author / Host

Mj Acosta-Ruiz – Sports Correspondent

John Melendez Podcast

As already stated, John launched his new podcast, The Stuttering John Podcast in April 2018. A notable highlight during his podcast is on June 28, 2018. John prank-called the White House by pretending to be an assistant to the Senator from New Jersey, Bob Menendez. Ultimately, John received a call back from President Donald Trump as he was traveling on Air Force One.

Interestingly, John then impersonated Senator Menendez and had a four-minute conversation focusing on immigration reform and the Supreme Court vacancy. This made The White House confirm the security breach. John announced that he had retained lawyer Michael Avenatti to represent him in relation to the prank call on July 2, 2018. This was after being visited by Secret Service agents over the previous weekend.

John Melendez Jay Leno | Tonight Show

John reunited with Leno and former Tonight bandleader Kevin Eubanks as a member of the writing staff on The Jay Leno Show in September 2009. Leno stated that John would appear in comedy segments during the show and that the new show would not have a studio announcer. This was after he was asked about John’s new role.

John continued in the writing role, which he had previously performed on The Jay Leno Show with the return of Leno’s Tonight Show in March 2010. However, he did not return as an announcer on the second incarnation of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He was employed as a staff writer and occasional on-air segment host until Leno’s
departure from The Tonight Show on February 6, 2014.

John Melendez Movie | Book

John has appeared in various movies as an actor. To name a few, they include:
Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)
Osmosis Jones (2001)
True Crime: New York City (2005)
Tripping the Rift: The Movie (2008)
One, Two, Many (2008)
Not Another Not Another Movie (2012)

John is also an author. This is in addition to his career. He released his book Easy for You to Say in October 2018.

John Melendez Height | Weight | Body Measurements

John is of average stature. As he stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (Approx. 1.70 m).

John Melendez Marriage | Divorce | Wife

Is John Melendez Divorced | Married?

John was married to Suzanna Keller from 1997 to 2012 and lived in Calabasas. The couple held its wedding in 1997 and divorced in 2012. They were blessed with three children; Gretta Ossa, Lily Belle, and Oscar David.

John Melendez Net Worth

John earns his wealth from his career, therefore, he has amassed a fortune over the years. His estimated net worth is $5 million.

John Melendez Salary

John earns a decent salary. However, telling the exact figure is almost impossible due to how confidential earnings are treated.

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